Lachesis muta

Lachesis muta is a well-known homeopathic remedy that is also known as simply 'Lachesis'.

Lachesis muta is generally used by professional homeopaths. Its uses include the treatment of sore throats and menstrual problems, but also many other conditions, especially chronic (long term) conditions.

Examples of uses of lachesis muta include:

  • bites and stings
  • cuts and wounds that bleed and are slow to heal
  • sore throat
  • earache
  • throbbing headache
  • nosebleeds
  • swollen glands
  • haemorrhoids, which are also known colloquially as 'piles'


More about the substance used to prepare lachesis muta homeopathic remedy:

This homeopathic remedy is derived from the venom of a bushmaster snake, of the species Lachesis muta, which is a pitviper native to Central and South America and also found on the island of Trinidad.

A sketch of this type of bushmaster snake is shown belowon the left.

Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.

There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.

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